An interesting event for electronics developers and enthusiasts!
This is a list for people interested in electronics. More specifically, you signed up because you were interested in Contextual Electronics (CE), the online electronics apprenticeship program.
Today I’m writing to you about an event that Contextual Electronics is sponsoring and helping to organize. We think it is very relevant to people on this list and anyone interested in designing electronics with open source tools.
As you may know, KiCad is a very big part of CE. We use it in every design we showcase on the CE site. We’re hoping that some of you will decide to take your learnings and share them at KiCon 2019. We’re looking for speakers to give talks about how they are using KiCad in their jobs, businesses and schooling. Or just how you use it for fun! Please apply to give a talk here! There are no requirements on how advanced you are as a user, so talks could be something like, “My perspective on getting started in KiCad”.
Please also consider attending! We’ll also have the opportunity to give feedback to developers and help brainstorm what else is needed for KiCad. Not only that, but we’ll be able to interact with other KiCad users and share tips and tricks. We’re also planning a layout contest and other fun interactive activities.
Not able to make it? Please help spread the word about KiCon! (Example tweet here, though any promotion is appreciated) In return, we promise to record and share the talks from the conference so you can view them later.
And finally, if your company has the means, please consider supporting KiCon as a sponsor.
Watch the announcement video here:
Future KiCad videos
We are revamping KiCad videos right now!
KiCad version 5 came out a few months ago and has been another great improvement to the software. We have been updating all tutorials and how-to videos for KiCad 5, but have been waiting for stability and UI changes to calm down on development. We believe we have reached that point. If there are any videos you’d like to see, please let us know on this CE forum thread.
2019 and beyond
We’re really excied about KiCon 2019 and really 2019 in general. Happy New Year and hope to see you all on the CE forums soon!